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Harnessing fortune : personhood, memory, and place in Mongolia

Author: Rebecca Empson; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian-Russian border, this book examines how people tend to past memories in their homes while navigating new ways of accumulating wealth and fortune in the face of political and economic uncertainties.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Empson; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780197264737 0197264735
OCLC Number: 723064460
Description: xiv, 408 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Sites that gather --
1. The Mountain and the Runaway Daughter --
2. Vessels of Harnessed Fortune --
3. Assemblage at the Household Chest --
Part 2. Separation as growth --
4. Boundaries and their Transgression --
5. The Mirror's Reflections and Refractions --
6. Housing Others in Rebirths --
Part 3. Absent presences --
7. Managing the Landscape's Resources --
8. The Ambiguous Power of Fire and Sites of Accumulation --
9. The Generative Potential of Movement --
A. Photographic Montages, Individual Portraits, and Private Albums --
B. Shamanic Genealogies --
C. Biographies --
D. Glossary of Terms and Names.
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Other Titles: Personhood, memory, and place in Mongolia
Responsibility: by Rebecca M. Empson.

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This is the first detailed ethnography of rural Mongolian life since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Based on fieldwork with migrant herding families who traverse the Northern Mongolian-Russian  Read more...

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